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Will West Plains Roads be Able to Handle the Traffic?

The West Plains area of Spokane County is expanding like crazy. Article from The Spokesman-Review says cities and agencies are building new transportation infrastructure, but will they be able to keep up with the rapid growth? (Photo: Jesse Tinsley, Spokesman Review)...

Survey to Determine COVID-19 Related Traffic Impacts

Eastern Washington University and the University of Washington, in partnership with SRTC, are conducting a survey to identify how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected mobility and transportation for people in Spokane County. It's clear travel habits have changed, but...

State Transportation Projects Could be Postponed

As the stay-at-home order has been followed throughout the state, people are driving less which means less gasoline has purchased and subsequently less gas tax collected. That gas tax pays for a lot of transportation projects. The Spokesman Review reports that WSDOT...

SRTC Board Meeting 5/14 @ 1:00 pm

The SRTC Board of Directors will meet on Thursday, May 14 at 1:00 pm. This will be a virtual meeting. The agenda and packet can be found at the link below. Board meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome. Because of the virtual meeting format, public...

Just found out there is an Instagram account completely devoted to traffic cones and their artistic interpretations. The world needs more transportation related art.  #conelife...

Virtual Board Meeting on April 9

As all public meetings are prohibited, the April 9 SRTC Board of Directors meeting will be held on Skype and there will also be an option for telephone participation. The meeting agenda, Skype log-in details, and dial-in information will be posted by April 3.

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US 195/I-90 Study Makes the Front Page

The Spokesman Review interviewed SRTC Principal Transportation Planner Ryan Stewart, among others, about the challenges in the US 195/I-90 corridor. https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2020/feb/10/getting-there-as-traffic-backs-up-and-becomes-unsa/ (Photo Jesse...

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Community Workshop on Feb. 10

If you've traveled on the Pullman Highway (or US 195 as it's called officially), especially during rush hour, you may have noticed some pretty heaving traffic congestion. SRTC, City of Spokane, WSDOT, Spokane County and Spokane Transit are collaborating on a new study...

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Flying Cars are Almost Here

Well, maybe not exactly. NW News Network reports that the company Airbus recently conducted testing of a pilot-less air taxi in near Pendleton, Oregon. The prototype vehicle was able to fly 27 miles and the company said they were extremely pleased with the results....

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Old (driving) Habits are Hard to Break

The City of Spokane installed a brand new stop sign at the intersection of Grand Ave & High Drive. The Spokesman Review reports that many (many!) drivers are having trouble recognizing this new traffic revision after so many years of it being an unmarked intersection....

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